Israeli forces attacked relief ship in the middle of the night with stun grenades and tear gas

The May 31 episode of the CBC's As It Happens (available as streaming WMA or MP3 download) features an interview with Mark Regev, official spokesman for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, regarding the recent attack on the relief convoy headed to Gaza, which reports say killed between 9 and 19 people. In this interview (around 14:20 in the MP3 file) Regev admits that the Israeli special forces team assaulting the ship in the middle of the night opened fire with stun grenades, tear gas, and smoke grenades before boarding.

Regev considers firing on a civilian ship in international waters with these less-lethal weapons "restrained", which shows just how far out of line Israel's behavior has become.


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